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[Now Closed] Payback Charity Nominations - Nov 2017

Started by: t_will
On: 01/11/2017 | 16:44
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by: t_will
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on: 01/11/2017 | 16:44 edited: 16/11/2017 | 10:48

Update: Nominations are now closed. The top charities that have been nominated will go to a vote sent out by email on November 20th. Thank you to everyone for their nominations!

 

 

Hi everyone - it's that time again, where the nights draw in and everyone starts thinking a little bit too much about cocoa. On top of that, it's getting close to our second Payback payout of the year - and that means we need to start thinking about which charities will be the beneficiaries of Payback this time around.

 

If you're new (or just fancy a refresher), taking part in the community and other activities around giffgaff mean that you can earn Payback. Every six months, this can be taken to a PayPal account, as airtime credit to your giffgaff account, or as a charitable donation. The community votes on those charities, and the total amount donated by members is split between the top two charities people voted for. We then match those donations, so each charity gets a nice chunk of change.

 

Before we start voting, though, we need nominations - a free choice from any charity you care to name. All you need to do is post the charity that you think should be part of the vote, and we'll count the amount of times each charity is mentioned to get a nomination count. The only ones that aren't eligible are those that have won in the last two years, so if you're thinking of one of the charities in this list, it won't be counted this time around:

 

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 - Cancer Research UK (received donations June 2017)

- Bluebell Children's Hospice (received donations June 2017)

- Crisis (received donations December 2016)

- Great Ormond Street Hospital (received donations December 2016)

- The Alzheimer’s Society (received donations June 2016)

- Clare House (received donations June 2016)

- Mind (received donation December 2015)

- Shelter (received donation December 2015)

 

If you've already got one in mind all you need to do is give us the name, and if you like, the reason that you're voting - you might just introduce someone to a cause they've never seen before. Hit Reply and let us know.

 

You've got until 23:59 on November 15th to nominate your charities - our schedule is below.

 

November 1st - Charity nominations open

November 15th at 23:59 - Charity nominations close

November 20th - Voting emails start for all members

November 30th - Voting closes

December 1st - Vote winners announced

Early December - Payback selection closes

 

That's all the relevant info - go ahead and post your nomination! If you want a bit more of the nitty gritty, we've got some more detail below:

 

  • We're going to tally up all the charities that are nominated by members posts on November 16th, the day after nominations closes.  You can only nominate one charity, so please consider carefully before posting.
  • We will not consider Kudos as an additional nomination, except in the rare event we need to break a tie between two charities. If you want to nominate a specific charity, make sure you post, even if someone else has already posted it.
  • We welcome nominations of small and large charities, on a scale from very local to worldwide. If you're nominating a smaller charity, please consider posting why it's an important cause and other members should also support it - many members will nominate charities that are familiar to them, so the more visible a smaller charity is, the better it is likely to perform.
  • We do considerable auditing of this thread to act against illegitimate nominations - please don't try to manipulate the system to boost a specific charity. We'll spot it, and your attempts will be for nothing. Instead, please use the time to advocate for your charity and let members choose for themselves.
  • This will be the last charity nominations phase that works specifically this way. If you've been here a while, you'll know that this process has been formed in consultation with members to make sure all the charities got a fair shake. In the last period, a good discussion was started about further reform - we'll be kicking off that conversation early in 2018, so if you're interested in how giffgaff does charity, keep an eye out for that.
  • So newer charities, smaller charities and non-traditional charities can still get a look-in, charities that have previously recieved money from members have special rules. If a charity received a donation within the last four Payback periods (two years), they will be excluded from the vote entirely. Out of the five charities in the vote, we reserve four spots for charities that have never received Payback donations. The history of charities who have previously received Payback is right here: 
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Charities listed in red cannot be nominated this period. Charities in black may be nominated, however only one from this list can go through to the voting stage.

- Cancer Research UK (received donations June 2017) [Second win]
- Bluebell Children's Hospice (received donations June 2017)
- Crisis (received donations December 2016)

- Great Ormond Street Hospital (received donations December 2016) [Second win]

- The Alzheimer’s Society (received donations June 2016) [Second win]

- Clare House (received donations June 2016)

- Mind (received donation December 2015)

- Shelter (received donation December 2015)
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- RNLI

- The British Red Cross
- The British Heart Foundation
- Médecins Sans Frontières (AKA Doctors Without Borders)
- NSPCC
- PDSA
- Air Ambulance Association
- Disasters Emergency Committee (Philippines Relief)
- Great Ormond Street Hospital
- Help for Heroes
- Macmillan Cancer Support
- Teenage Cancer Trust
- The Alzheimer’s Society
- Ummah Welfare Trust
- Water Aid

 

Thanks in advance for all your nominations - I'm really looking forward to seeing who you pick this time around.

  

- Will and the giffgaff community team

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Message 1 of 361
by: claw
on: 01/11/2017 | 16:50 edited: 04/11/2017 | 15:48

I would like to nominate 

 

The internet Watch Foundation - A charity who are working to eliminate Child Sexual Abuse imagery online. 

 

The IWF works with world wide industry partners and law enforcement to have online Child Sexual Abuse imagery removed from the internet. It also works with the wider public allowing anyone who think they may have stumbled on anything potentially illegal to report it. 

 

Read about what the IWF does here

 

Read their annual report here and learn more about the problem and what the iwf has been doing to tackle it. 

 

www.iwf.org.uk

 

Charity number: 1112398

 

Just some of the achievements by the IWF:

  • In the last 20 years [they] have assessed 700,000 reports. Of these, 281,781 depicted child sexual abuse.
  • [They] currently assess over 1,000 URLs (webpages) per week.
  • As a direct result of [their] work, child sexual abuse content hosted in the UK has reduced from 18% in 1996 to below 0.1% today.
  • Content hosted in the UK is removed quickly – usually in less than 2 hours. 
  • [They] hold the ISO 27001 standard and [their] hotline is audited by an independent team, led by a former High Court Judge.
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by: nikarich
on: 01/11/2017 | 17:49

I would love it if we could nominate The Butterfly Hospice, Boston.  I  had a dear friend who went in there for her final days.  Plus I'm a trustee and we are trying to bring in a centre of excellence.   We want to include Day respite and help for carers as well as alternative therapies to help the patients.

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by: ma2013
on: 01/11/2017 | 18:01
I'd like to nominate Save The Children.
There are so many horrible things (like war) happening around the world, and unfortunately children always get stuck in the middle of these... Through no fault of their own.
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Message 4 of 361
by: premierphotosuk
on: 01/11/2017 | 18:10 edited: 01/11/2017 | 18:12

claw wrote:

 

I would like to nominate 

 

The internet Watch Foundation - A charity who are working to eliminate Child Sexual Abuse imagery online. 

 

The IWF works with world wide industry partners and law enforcement to have online Child Sexual Abuse imagery removed from the internet. It also works with the wider public allowing anyone who think they may have stumbled on anything potentially illegal to report it. 

 

Read about what the IWF does here

 

Read their annual report here and learn more about the problem and what the iwf has been doing to tackle it. 

 

www.iwf.org.uk 

 

Charity number: 1112398

 

Thanks @t_will can't believe it's that time again. Great threadSmiley Wink

 

@claw I'am in agreement with you on this charity above also, any one that can help solve child abuse is a great cause like this charity here stated above it looks like they take this horrible disgusting crime seriously.

👍🏻 I support them alsoSmiley Happy

 

I also wish all the charity's nominated the best of luck.Smiley Wink

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Message 5 of 361
by: claw
on: 01/11/2017 | 18:29 edited: 01/11/2017 | 18:32

@premierphotosuk

 

Thanks for your support with the nomination for the IWF. I wish I was able to write a better post I have with much more information, but I hope people will take some time to read the links I provided.

 

One stand out thing about the IWF is that they have actually helped reduce the percentage of CSA hosted in the UK from 18% right down to 0.1%. That, I am sure we can all agree, is an incredible achievement. They work every day and assess over 1,000 URLs each week and they are working in partnership with ISPs offering a blacklist of dodgy urls to block until they are taken down. And reporting to law enforcement they are helping ensure offenders are identified and brought to justice and that the authorities can identify the victims and bring them to safety.

 

There is so much this charity is doing it's really making such a difference in this fight against this horrible trade.

 

Another great thing is the hash list. With this the photos are put on a list and should people attempt to upload/download or view them through a service who uses this then they simply wont be able to! More info on that here.

Message 6 of 361
by: premierphotosuk
on: 01/11/2017 | 18:40

@claw Your welcome it's a great cause.

 

I'am sure many should read the links to them, if their anything like me and want rid of the sickness that plagues the Internet! I know what these guys and gals do to remove those images and how it works and is very interesting process to achieve it.  it's a great cause because this Internet has become a playground for weirdos that look for these horrible images and think there safe, not if I had my my I would sting em up and shoot em. Anyhow back to the thread in hand and sorry for hijacking but I had to reply. Sorry giffgaffSmiley Wink

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by: dan240997
on: 01/11/2017 | 19:24 edited: 02/11/2017 | 09:28

That was way too long Smiley Happy 

Can it be any charity or the one on the list? 

Well mine is Blue cross, a charity for providing pet owners who cannot afford private veterinary treatment, help find homes for unwanted animals whilst educating the public about the responsibilities of animal ownership


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by: dan240997
on: 01/11/2017 | 19:27
@t_will Cancer research UK is highlighted in red and also in black? 🤯

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